Leica Geosystems introduces the latest version 4.2 of its Leica Spider Software Suite for GNSS Networks and Reference Stations
Leica Geosystems is pleased to release the new version 4.2 of its market leading Leica Spider software suite. The globally used solution for GNSS RTK networks is being continually enhanced and developed following the market needs and technological development to the benefits of its users.
Leica Spider software is an integrated suite of programs for GNSS networks, consisting of Leica GNSS Spider, Leica SpiderWeb and Leica SpiderQC. With its scalability and modularity it can be tailored to suit various GNSS surveying, machine control, GIS, seismic and structural monitoring applications. Professional service providers worldwide count on the Leica Spider infrastructure software.
Support for new GR25 reference server
One of the major enhancements is the added support for the Leica GR25 reference server. The newest member of Leica Geosystems’ trusted GNSS Spider family is designed for numerous permanent and semi-permanent GNSS network installations and monitoring applications, which include RTK and static networks, single base station, field campaigns, structural monitoring, atmospheric and seismic studies and offshore positioning. “The suite of Leica Spider software programs now perfectly complements this new device for use in RTK networks with comprehensive remote control and advanced data quality analysis, to name just a few of the many benefits, appreciated by Leica Spider system administrators.” reports Frank Pache, Senior Product Manager at Leica Geosystems.
SpiderNET – Enhanced network processing at high ionosphere activity
As part of the continuous effort to provide the best-in-class GNSS network processing, Leica Geosystems has enhanced the SpiderNET processing strategies and algorithms to best cope with the current significantly increasing solar activity (increase of sunspots, see e.g. http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/predict.shtml).
“Within the 11-year cycle of solar activity we are currently approaching, the next sunspot maximum is expected in early 2013. During these times, reliable fixing of ambiguities becomes more difficult due to the increasing impact of the ionosphere on the signal propagation. This is particularly relevant to GNSS Networks that typically have large station separations of up to 70 km. Therefore, an optimum handling of the ionosphere effects is required. With this new version of GNSS Spider, we are now minimizing the impact of the ionosphere disturbance to the data processing and optimizing the quality, availability and reliability of network correction information provided to the rover.” elucidates Mr. Pache.
Leica Geosystems patented NOVA Maps
In addition, the updated Leica SpiderQC features an improved version of the Leica Geosystems patented Network Online Visualisation of Accuracy (NOVA). “This unique feature allows visualisation of the spatial and temporal quality of single base and network RTK positioning across a customer’s network. Real time maps show the distribution of residual ionosphere and troposphere/orbit error, enabling our customers and their clients to monitor the network status and identify problem areas in the network, or get an indication of expected field performance.” outlines Mr. Pache.
With the Leica Spider Software suite Leica Geosystems offers the most advanced and versatile, yet simple and efficient to use solution for GNSS Infrastructure and Network RTK. It allows network service providers to fully focus on the business of reference stations and to optimize the scope of services they offer.
“All our customers can benefit from this new version, making Network RTK and GNSS monitoring services even easier and more reliable to use. Unmatched Network RTK and unique GNSS service business solutions provide them with the tools needed to have the competitive advantage. Those participating in our Active Customer Care program benefit from our continuous improvement program at no extra cost”, concludes Mr. Pache.
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